DALLAS, TX (KTRE) - In the wake of a robbery that occurred at the Bancorp South branch in Alto on May 25, the FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.
"This individual is considered armed and dangerous," an FBI press release stated. "Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI Lufkin Resident Agency at (936) 637-3834 or the FBI Dallas Field Office at (972) 559-5000."
According to the press release, a man armed with a semiautomatic handgun robbed the Bancorp South branch located at 134 North Marcus Street in Alto.
"He then ordered the tellers to open the bank vault," the press release stated. "The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money."
Sam Sisco, the regional executive vice president for Bancorp South, told East Texas News on May 25 that no one was injured in the robbery.
At this time, authorities do not know if the suspect is connected to other bank robberies in the area, the press release stated. There are no photos or surveillance footage available at this time.
The suspect was described as a black man between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 inches tall. He is between 25 and 40 years old and witnesses said he looked to be between 160 and 190 pounds. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a camouflage jacket and hat, shorts, dark sunglasses, a mask, and gloves.
Tipsters may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.